People generally fall into two groups regarding felines: you either L-O-V-E them or you loathe them. The strange and adorable creatures have the run of many households, and have just about taken over the internet via photos, videos, and memes. Part of their charm/repulsion is that while you can train a dog to do tricks, common logic dictates that you forget ever trying to get your cat to do your bidding. But wait! Head to MuCCC (142 Atlantic Ave.) this week to witness The Amazing Acro-Cats, billed as one of only four "performing domestic cat troupes" in the United States.
The fuzzy horde astounds audiences of all ages as it performs feats of agility, such as pushing carts, riding skateboards, rolling barrels, ringing bells, turning on lights, walking tight ropes, jumping through hoops, and performing in an all cat band, "The Rock Cats."
Most of the members of The Amazing Acro-Cats were adopted from shelters, and Master Trainer Samantha Martin has fostered more than 120 shelter kittens. She trains them to perform tricks and important emergency-situation maneuvers, and they take part in performances as they wait for their new homes.
The show takes place Tuesday, August 6-Friday, August 9, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, August 10, and Sunday, August 11, at 1, 4, and 7 p.m. Tickets are $16 in advance and $18 at the door ($13 and $15 respectively, for kids under age 12). For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit muccc.org, or circuscats.com.